Operation Bite has been scheduled for April 6 at 0040 hours.

#1
Accoding to http://www.debka.com/

US financial sources in Bahrain report American investors in Bahrain advised to pack up business operations and leave
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Earlier, DEBKAfile quoted intelligence sources in Moscow as predicting that a US strike against Iranian nuclear installations codenamed Operation Bite has been scheduled for April 6 at 0040 hours. Missiles and air raids will conduct strikes designed to be devastating enough to set Tehran’s nuclear program several years back.
 
#2
Given that all US codenames have two words in them ( e.g. Urgent Fury, Desert Sheild etc ) the name at least is incorrect or partial. Could this be an April Fool in very bad taste ?
 
#3
....and the UK military portion is called 'Op tentative nibble'?
 
#5
The way they have been behaving it should be called Operation Bite Back!
 
#7
Sergey, It should be noted that whenever there is a hint that the going will get slightly interesting businessmen from the USA often bug out in indecent haste. Although not through personal experience, whenever unrest loomed in Libya in the 50's/60's the Americans would run away to the nearest Aircraft Carrier, thus neglecting their contracts and businesses, and upon their return would get most upset that contracts had gone elsewhere. Unless of course they are leaving as a patriotic act to free up hotel rooms for the US forces.
 
#8
Nathan its all completely wrong, its actually an EU raid on Iran but they are stumbling on several facts:

What the code name is

What date it will be

What time it will and what time zone

The French want all radio traffic to be in both French and English

Both French and English Governments are worried that this German led initiative will undermine their attempts at leading the EU and promote too much unity within the EU.

The French opposition and government are also worried about the effect of a victory would have on the French people.
 
#12
No the EU will get it all wrong...

They will have the French leading, the Germans providing naval support, us Brits doing the cooking, and the Italians ...the fighting...
 
#13
RIAN - is Russian state-run official news-agency.

http://en.rian.ru/world/20070330/62861432.html

Russian intelligence has information that the U.S. Armed Forces have nearly completed preparations for a possible military operation against Iran, and will be ready to strike in early April, a security official said.

The source said the U.S. had already compiled a list of possible targets on Iranian territory and practiced the operation during recent exercises in the Persian Gulf.

"Russian intelligence has information that the U.S. Armed Forces stationed in the Persian Gulf have nearly completed preparations for a missile strike against Iranian territory," the source said.

American commanders will be ready to carry out the attack in early April, but it will be up to the country's political leadership to decide if and when to attack, the source said
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A new U.S. carrier battle group has been dispatched to the Gulf. The USS John C. Stennis, with a crew of 3,200 and around 80 fixed-wing aircraft, including F/A-18 Hornet and Superhornet fighter-bombers, eight support ships and four nuclear submarines are heading for the Gulf, where a similar group led by the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower has been deployed since December 2006. The U.S. is also sending Patriot anti-missile systems to the region.

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, however, was rather optimistic about the situation and said he ruled out a military resolution of the Iranian nuclear problem
Mr.Lavrov is highly professional diplomat, a true intellectual (one of the few in Russian leadership). I rather agree with him. As for the operation itself then its plan likely was elaborated. But will an order to start it be given? I doubt.
 
#14
KGB_resident said:
RIAN - is Russian state-run official news-agency.

http://en.rian.ru/world/20070330/62861432.html

Russian intelligence has information that the U.S. Armed Forces have nearly completed preparations for a possible military operation against Iran, and will be ready to strike in early April, a security official said.

The source said the U.S. had already compiled a list of possible targets on Iranian territory and practiced the operation during recent exercises in the Persian Gulf.

"Russian intelligence has information that the U.S. Armed Forces stationed in the Persian Gulf have nearly completed preparations for a missile strike against Iranian territory," the source said.

American commanders will be ready to carry out the attack in early April, but it will be up to the country's political leadership to decide if and when to attack, the source said
...
A new U.S. carrier battle group has been dispatched to the Gulf. The USS John C. Stennis, with a crew of 3,200 and around 80 fixed-wing aircraft, including F/A-18 Hornet and Superhornet fighter-bombers, eight support ships and four nuclear submarines are heading for the Gulf, where a similar group led by the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower has been deployed since December 2006. The U.S. is also sending Patriot anti-missile systems to the region.

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, however, was rather optimistic about the situation and said he ruled out a military resolution of the Iranian nuclear problem
Mr.Lavrov is highly professional diplomat, a true intellectual (one of the few in Russian leadership). I rather agree with him. As for the operation itself then its plan likely was elaborated. But will an order to start it be given? I doubt.
It's a bag of bollox
 
#15
King_of_the_Burpas said:
It's a bag of bollox
Maybe, maybe... But suppose that indeed a short 12-hour bombing operation is planning. USA is able to make a significant damage to Iranian nuclear facilities, to military infrastructure. I don't speak about a war, about a full-scale invasion. It could be only a 'bite' but very painfull one.

What Iran would do? I don't see even one good option.
 
#16
Super OPSEC if true.

Op name changed for security to "Mullah Blast".

Brit involvement restricted to Bliar doing arrse-lick routine at UN. Other Euro Nations pledge support but either fail to deliver or, worse, turn up and make things more difficult. Maldives send field hospital [1 MD, 2 Nurses, one box Elastoplast]

Political fall-out ... Nil, as USA decides what the rest of the planet will do anyway [you want to argue?]
 
#17
KGB_resident said:
What Iran would do? I don't see even one good option.
Sergei, can you leave this subject alone until other matters have been resolved. I for one am struggling not to post on this matter, the time is not appropriate.

I doubt you intend it, but your just adding fuel to the fire.
 
#18
In other news:

Alcoa share price rises on reports of a dramatic increase in sales of Bacofoil in the Russian Federation.
 
#19
#20
Nice to see that Russia was instrumental in getting our UN resolution condemning Iranwatered down - cheers, Sergey, next time you can rescue your own damned submariners.

Meanwhile, USS Nimitz to deploy to Gulf, ostensibly to replace Ike but there may be an overlap, leaving 3 CSG's in the region for a while.
 
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